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Building Futures, Inc.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Some additional pics of people places & things

These photos are of people we see as we travel. Most of them tell their story without me having to add anything.

I'd like to point out what this woman is carrying. Yes, it's an iron... and a cordless one at that. She'll heat up coals, and place them in the chamber above the base. Necessity is the mother of invention.

The pictures below are included because I like them. The plant on the right (whose name I can't remember) grows extremely tall (the ones pictured here are about 16' tall). It's used as a boundary marker, but is periodically cut down for more practical use. It has fibers that run the entire length of the shute. The plant's cut at the base and then pounded with a mallet from end to end. The result is these incredibly long fibers that can be removed and braided to become rope. I've never seen the process, but it sounds pretty interesting.

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